AFWERX has added Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) as one of the 178 top participating teams selected from The AFWERX Space Challenge initiative to exhibit at EngageSpace, a two-day virtual event on September 29-30.
The AFWERX Space Challenge initiative is comprised of four challenges targeted at creating integrated space operations leveraging the best in technology while maintaining security, being resilient and increasing agility. Four challenges were run concurrently focused on separate topics – Persistent ISR, DoD Commercial Space Partnerships, Global Space Transport and Delivery and Space Asset Resiliency.
Located in Bothell, Washington, TUI is competing in the DoD Commercial Space Partnerships Challenge alongside a diverse group of teams that represent entrepreneurial startups, small businesses, large enterprises, academic institutions and research labs.
The DoD Commercial Space Partnerships Challenge strives to identify cutting-edge commercial satellite technology and uncover new payload ideas, designs, and prototypes to expand the DoD’s capabilities.
During the two-day event, TUI will feature its high TRL SWIFT-LINQ mesh networking solution during AFWERX’ Virtual Showcase. The mesh networking solution provides an innovative and immediate benefit to future space architectures for networked operations in a contested domain. This allows for satellites from multiple manufacturers to communicate within a common network, providing new opportunities for swarming, autonomy, and collaborative behaviors.
The EngageSpace event will feature highly engaging opportunities to connect, educate and innovate with other like-minded attendees, industry leaders, individual innovators, academia, investors, as well as military and government leaders. The entire event is designed to transform and accelerate the industry, and enable government buyers to pursue the most promising innovative solutions to the most pressing and threatening Space scenarios.
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“Our satellite mesh networking solution builds on our TRL-9 SWIFT SDR and is ready to help U.S. Airmen today,” said Sage Secilmis, COO at TUI. “Connecting satellites together is the next logical step. When satellites connect together, they can share resources and perform collaborative tasks that enable capabilities we can’t even imagine yet.”
“The solutions submitted for these space challenges represent the bleeding edge of space innovation,” stated Brennan Townley, AFWERX Challenge Collaboration Lead. “We’re excited to highlight these innovators and connect them with opportunities across the Space ecosystem.”